Big Hopes, Light Heart

What’s the biggest hope He has placed on your heart right now? Do you fully believe He can do immeasurably more than you could ever imagine?

These are questions that have been echoing through my heart for the last week or so, as we’ve headed into the Advent season.

I have so many hopes on my heart right now. So many. Hopes for creative goals and for creative dreams…

And then I have some of those more delicate hopes that we carry around a bit more carefully and quietly.

Do you know the kind I mean?

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I was so blessed to see this YouVersion verse of the day last weekend. It came at a time when I needed a reminder from Him that He heard me…that He hears me. I needed to be reminded that He hears the prayers of my heart and that He is shaping those prayers and orchestrating their answers — even in the silence — as I wait and hope and pray.

I’ve been enjoying the She Reads Truth Advent plan, and one of the devotionals talked about our hearts reflecting His peace this season.

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I know that sometimes my heart can get a bit weighed down by the hopes that mean the most to me, and I don’t want that.

I want a heart that’s light with the hope and joy and peace He provides.

What’s on your heart this season?

My prayer for you is that your heart would find lightness in His Word and in His promises to us, and that you would be blessed by the knowledge that He really does do more than we could ever ask or imagine — even with our most delicate and quietest of hopes.

{P.S. You can download the Let Your Heart Be Light desktop wallpaper, here.}

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3 thoughts on “Big Hopes, Light Heart

  1. Christina says:

    I love this post! Yesterday evening at church, our pastor talked about 1 John 5:14-15 in regards to preparing ourselves for prayer and asking requests that are in in line with what God wants to do in our lives. Seeing that verse in your entry is a reminder of what I learned yesterday and what I truly need to focus on doing in my own prayer life :) Thank you for sharing

  2. K says:

    Thanks, Jillian! Hope you’re having a great weekend, too! :)
    Christina: Thanks so much for your comment! I think the idea of preparing ourselves and our hearts for prayer is so beautiful. It’s something I want to do more of, for sure. I spend lots of time talking and praying with God, but I think there’s also so much power and meaning in getting quiet before Him and preparing our hearts for worship, prayer, etc. Thanks for reading! :)

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